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to it is the corruption allegations at scotland yard, the police agency. we're starting today's testimony with the police. >> reporter: that's right. two of the top cops in the country, former metropolitan police commissioner already resigned and then john yates in charge of the phone hacking investigation review he too resigned yesterday. this is how far the scandal has gone. it cast a shadow over scotland yard and everyone now especially lawmakers are trying to get to the bottom of just how much corruption was there, how cozy was the relationship between news of the world and scotland yard. >> it's going to have implications for david cameron's government. andy coleson is being alleged to have known about this when he was heading up the newspaper. >> reporter: this goes to show how it goes to the very hard of politics here basically andy was the chief spin doctor for prime minister david cameron so this is a major embarrassment for him and it's so bad that he's coming back to england early from his trip to south africa specifically to address these phone hacking allegations at a special day of parliame
the beginning, too. much of the investigation has focused on how cozy this relationship was between scotland yard -- >> do you guys want us to stick around? >> stevenson, the scotland yard chief who has resigned said he's embarrassed by the fact he hired neil wallace to be a media consultant. >> i should say in terms of news for american audience there were some very strong denials here by both from rupert and james murdoch that there was any evidence that 9/11 victims in the united states had their phones hacked. that's important because that's what the fbi is investigating. that is probably the most serious allegation relating to news corp. in the united states that's out there and they couldn't be more emphatic that they've seen no evidence of that and they have no evidence of that. now, again, they've made some pretty strong denials in the past. we'll have to wait and see this play out. but it is worth noting that on that front in familiar they were pretty emphatic. the other point and michelle referred to this is, you know, rupert murdoch was asked point-blank, do you intend to resign a
: the police out of scotland yard have been in the crosshairs. amy kellogg is live in london beginning our coverage there. >> reporter: when the murdochs testify they are obliged to answer questions quote by their honor. a lot of people are saying because this meeting before a parliamentary committee and judge-led and police-led inquiries, the panel must prove this is not just a piece of political theater. there has been immense media interest. cameras were out as james murdoch left his home to go to news international offices and snappers chased rupert murdoch as he left his home. they will answer questions for an hour. and that's starting in half-hour. then rebekah brooks who used to run murdoch's british newspaper empire until last week will answer questions. a limited number of the public are being allowed in. people were lined up at 7:00 a.m. and the line stretched around the block trying to get a seat. the police are still also under allegation of corruption. this story has so many 10 kals, many threads of inquiry even as it involves police involvement. a news of the word reporter wa
. and the issue there is were these bribes paid to scotland yard officers by the "news of the world," could that be construed as an illegal foreign payment under the foreign corrupt practices act. >> frankly, the way this is unfolding thus far, nothing seems like it's beyond the realm of possibility. robert, let me follow up with you. it's unproven, a single allegation. everyone wants to know whether 9/11 victims were hacked. here is what the spokeswoman for news corporation told the "wall street journal" about the justice department investigation. we have not seen any evidence to suggest there was any hacking of 9/11 victim phones nor has anybody kron rated what are clearly very serious allegations. the story arose when an unidentified person speculated to the daily mirror about whether that happened. that paper printed the anonymous speculation which mushroomed into broader media with no substantiati substantiation. you think about that millie dowler case where the 13-year-old teenager has been murdered and her voice mail has been hacked, one wonders if that will be proven. >> that's abso
hired by both 10 downing street and scotland yard. those decisions taking their toll at the top. >> i wish we had -- involvement in this affair differently. i didn't and that is that. >> reporter: rupert murdoch, his son james, and rebekah brooks, the chain of command over the tabloid embroiled by scandal for almost a decade. today, they are called before parliament. >> this isn't a man who doesn't mow what is going on. everybody is scared to death to do anything that he doesn't like so he's the spider in the middle of this web. >> yes, he did apologize many times. i don't think somebody could have held their hands -- head in their hands so many times and say they are they were sorry. >> reporter: an apology, even answers. it may not be enough. ♪ good afternoon to you! it is just after 2:30 in the afternoon. 9:30 on the eastern seaboard. this is an important day in british history in the british parliamentary life and for the media industry, not only in the united kingdom but around the world. the day when rupert murdoch and his son and his former editor go before a parliamentary se
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